Each weekend we take a look back on the sporting highs from across Ireland and around the world through the medium of numbers. This weekend there were wins and losses at Croke park and history-making wins for 18 and 36-year-olds that dominated the media outside of Ireland.

2,500,000

Tne Dollar Prizemoney that 18-year-old Emma Radacanu was presented with after her history-making triumph in the US Open Tennis on Saturday night. It is perhaps a little gauche to make that handing over of a cheque, quickly handed back for safekeeping, as the first part of the ceremony. But this was a story crafted in the fairytale department of the sports industry.

Ranked 150 in the world without having won a ranking tournament coming into the New York event she played ten matches from qualifying through to the final over a period of three weeks, without dropping a set or even being taken to a tie break. Her career earnings to date had been $303,000. Now she is a sporting millionaire with the British and indeed the world sporting audience in thrall to her.

37

The percentage of scoring chances that Mayo converted in Saturday’s All Ireland Football Final at Croke Park.

4

The number of All Ireland Senior Men’s Football Titles that Tyrone have now won, including four of the last five finals in which they have played.

1

Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher matched Mickey Harte in leading the county to the title in their first year in charge.

1.13

The average number of games per goal that Christiano Ronaldo has scored over the past 16 seasons at the top end of his sport. He opened his account on his return to Manchester United on Saturday with the opening goal of a 4-1 triumph after 45 minutes.

4

The number of All Ireland Senior Camogie Titles won by Galway, including three of the last nine, after Sunday’s victory over Cork. In a sign of hope for their Western neighbours Mayo in the Men’s Football, they had only won one from 14 Final appearances.

 

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